Mission: SBA was founded in 1994 by the Junior League of Greater Ft. Lauderdale to provide a place for women to continue their substance abuse treatment services while remaining with their children. A comprehensive service array is provided including: supervised housing; transportation, substance addiction treatment; mental health services for the women & children; parenting & bonding classes; domestic violence classes; HIV support services; relapse prevention groups; & an Aftercare program. We have provided services to over 290 families to date.
I recently participated in the Susan B. Anthony Center's Day of Caring-over 1000 volunteers from major companies came to relandscape and paint the center. This improved the morale of the resident woman and their children. When I attended the "thank you " luncheon, the women stood up and gave us all a heartfelt thanks and a painting that they did to take home. I will cherish this painting and this experience forever. The program is really helping women who were mostly drug dependent to build a life for themselves and live with their children at the same time-It is an amazing place and the staff and CEO should be commended for their great work.